Shorts Block #2

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Saturday, June 1st at 1:30 PM

Community Program Room, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven (entrance on Temple Street, just off the corner of Elm)

Shorts Block #2

Artifact (Tom Seymour, 2018) – 5min – Connecticut premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

One film in a series that was nominated to represent Hunter College at the National Board of Review! Artifact examines the overlap between certain action figures and religious statuettes.


Hebo (Kevin Wells, 2019) – 11min – Connecticut premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

Hebo explores the work of Sam Ezell, an outsider folk artist in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Sam has been a maintenance worker at the Daniel Boone Village since 1970, and is a lifelong collector of folk art and antiques. If he isn’t working or junk hunting, Sam is painting.


Woke up Breathing (Josh Johnson, 2019) – 19min – Connecticut premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

An animal rescuer in small town Arizona shares his horses and his way of life with tourists on Route 66.


Single Dads Documentary (Chaz Carmon & Steve Hamm, 2019) – 12min – World Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

Single Dads is a documentary showing the existence and struggles of single parenting fathers.


Luna Llena (Jim Goldberg, 2019) – 6min – World Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

In November 2018, close to 10,000 Central American migrants fled from violence and persecution in their countries of origin to seek asylum in the United States. Luna Llena presents an intimate look at part of that pilgrimage, which was widely reported as the ‘Migrant Caravan’. Through Super 8 footage, video, recorded audio and song, Jim Goldberg captures the humanity of those in search of better lives despite the walls that lay ahead of them.


The Island Man (Alex Morelli, 2019) – 20min – World Premiere – in competition for the Audience Award for Best Short Film

A family struggles to reconcile the multiple identities of their husband, father, and grandfather. A film about memory, loss, and being caught between two homes.

Q&A with a number of the films’ directors and/or subjects follows screening, moderated by Dan Fitzmaurice of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven